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2009-08-31 16:16:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate candidate Cheryle Robinson Jackson today received key endorsements from U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, State Senator Rev. James Meeks and the Cook County Democratic Women Organization for her bid to fill the Illinois seat once held by President Barack Obama. These early endorsements signal strong support from the community. "Cheryle is exactly who Illinois needs in the U.S. Senate," said Rush. "Like many of us, she worked her way up to become...

2008-10-07 03:00:20

CHICAGO - Maurisha Gaiter didn't raise her two daughters to be honor roll students by letting them skip class. But frustrated with overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks and a shortage of computers, Ms. Gaiter is sending 11-year-old Maurisha and 14-year-old Sakiijdra into some of the state's wealthiest suburbs to join hundreds and possibly thousands of other Chicago pupils in protesting an unequal system for funding schools. "I don't want to send my kids to any second-class school...

2008-09-03 09:00:35

By JENNY SONG By Jenny Song The Associated Press NORTHFIELD, Ill. More than 1,000 Chicago public school students boycotted the first day of classes Tuesday in a protest over school funding and instead rode buses more than 30 miles north to try to enroll in a wealthy suburban district. About 1,100 elementary students and 150 high school students from Chicago filled out enrollment applications Tuesday in the New Trier district in Northfield, New Trier Superintendent Linda Yonke said....

2008-09-02 00:00:24

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Maurisha Gaiter didn't raise her two daughters to be honor roll students by letting them skip class.But on Tuesday, when the Chicago Public School year starts, that's what they plan to do, with their mother's encouragement.Upset by her daughters' overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks and shortage of computers, Gaiter is sending 11-year-old Maurisha and 14-year-old Sakiijdra north to some of the state's wealthiest suburbs to join hundreds or...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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